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WP2.4 Refrigerated transport

Prof. Maidment (London South Bank University)

 
Rationale

Refrigerated transport refrigeration will be investigated from a total energy and carbon perspective, taking into consideration overall use of fuel for transportation and cooling.

Challenge/Objectives/ Deliverables

Because refrigerated transport operates transiently and there are opportunities to utilise integrated heating and cooling cycles utilizing motive energy and heat energy from the engine itself combined with energy storage. The challenge is to develop novel materials, components, whilst reducing weight of the vehicle and maintaining food at required temperatures.

Pathway to impact

By working with Hubbard and Asda, solutions can be trialled and implemented.